Expand your knowledge

Share your favorites

Learn how to Contribute
Play Video

How Effective Is This New Parallel Group Search Rescue Technique?

Author(s): Teton Gravity Research
Video Release Date: January 10, 2024
Video Source: YouTube

Beacon search techniques have come a long way since the days of walking around with earphones trying to home in on a buried signal from an analog transceiver. As part of #TGRSafetyWeek, take a deeper dive with IPRW lead instructors Jim “Sarge” Conway and Jamie Weeks for a preview of a novel beacon search technique they’ve had a hand in developing with Backcountry Access over the last few years. Called the Parallel Group Search, it’s a method that instructors and guides have recently found effective in large-scale multiple burial scenarios when a group of searchers is available.

The Backpacker's Field Manual book cover

The best seller used by outdoor programs across the country as a resource and textbook. 

Available in paperback, E-book, and now as an Audiobook at Amazon.com